Rise Performance Group

Four Questions that can Transform Performance Reviews

What is your goal when you conduct a performance review?  Do your people leave inspired or do they leave feeling beat down? If you are like a lot of leaders you may not look forward to this process.  If you rely on an annual performance review, the process is often ...
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Are you a boss or a coach?

Take a minute and think about a person in your life who brought out the best in you.  This person may have helped you accomplish great things.  Maybe they even inspired you to accomplish something you never thought possible. Now consider the traits of this individual.  How would you describe ...
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3 Critical Skills for a First-Time Manager and Leader

Congratulations!  You were just promoted to your first management position.  Mastering the skills of casting vision, gaining influence, and serving people will position you as the leader your team will respect and most importantly follow. Vision –  Your people will have power in the present when they have faith in ...
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You Must Give Up to Go Up

In the mid-1970s Wal-Mart was only a fraction of the size of K-mart.  K-mart was considered state-of-the-art when it came to discount retailing.  Yet Wal-Mart had something K-mart did not have, the discipline to meet every Saturday morning to report, reflect, and plan. Wal-Mart executives were living John Maxwell’s Law ...
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4 Steps to Getting Others to Buy In to Your Vision

People do not at first follow worthy causes.  They follow worthy leaders whose causes they believe in. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. One of my clients worked hard to raise money to fund his business vision. Investors were skeptical, but he persisted and was ...
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The Importance of Relationships in Business

Many employees question their job security at their current company.  They believe that no matter how much time and effort they put into their job, they may still be seen as expendable should the business encounter any financial difficulties.  As a leader, it is important that you develop the type ...
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5 Tips to Get Your Message Heard

The measure of a great communicator is not what he or she knows, it’s what those they want to influence know.  If you are seeking buy-in for your vision, your goals, or your message it all starts with clearly communicating the information. Studies show that we are exposed to as ...
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4 Pillars of Leadership

Everything rises and falls on leadership.  Successful leaders understand the importance of strengthening these four pillars of leadership: Accountability.  Not only do leaders have to cast (bold) vision, they have to gain buy-in to that vision, and then create a culture of accountability to that vision.  Leaders know how to ...
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How Does a Leader Discipline a Team Member?

Shovel the Pile Early How do you build a motivated team?  Hire motivated people and relentlessly remove demotivating factors. A common demotivating factor is tolerating C players.  Good leaders turn B players into A players and immediately deal with anyone who is, or might become, a C player. They do ...
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